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EPA, City of Lexington extend consent decree deadline

EPA, City of Lexington extend consent decree deadline

April 15, 2024 at 8:11 am 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Commonwealth of Kentucky are working with the City of Lexington, Kentucky to extend the compliance deadline of an existing consent decree to resolve issues related to the city’s sanitary sewer systems. The amended consent decree, which will beRead More

EPA finalizes highly-anticipated rule to regulate PFAS in drinking water

EPA finalizes highly-anticipated rule to regulate PFAS in drinking water

April 11, 2024 at 11:15 am 0 comments

On April 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR), establishing Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The long-awaited regulation has drawn pushback from the water sector over the cost increases it mayRead More

Where do utility legal settlements for PFAS stand?

Where do utility legal settlements for PFAS stand?

April 8, 2024 at 9:01 am 0 comments

By Ken Sansone & Mike DiGiannantonio With EPA’s National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for PFAS now finalized, the recently announced 3M and DuPont settlements, stemming from the ongoing Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) Multi-District Litigation (MDL) promise access to billions of dollars to cover PFAS treatmentRead More

Biden administration officials meet with states on cyber threats to water sector

Biden administration officials meet with states on cyber threats to water sector

April 1, 2024 at 9:09 am 0 comments

Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technologies and Janet McCabe, EPA Deputy Administrator, recently met with state and local officials from across the United States to discuss cybersecurity in the water sector. The meeting was a follow up to a MarchRead More

Water coalition testifies on PFAS CERCLA exemption for utilities

Water coalition testifies on PFAS CERCLA exemption for utilities

March 25, 2024 at 7:05 am 0 comments

A coalition of national water sector associations testified before the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee last week on the implications of listing certain per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The U.S. EnvironmentalRead More

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Biden-Harris admin engages states on cyber threats

March 20, 2024 at 8:15 am 0 comments

On March 19, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan sent a letter to all U.S. governors inviting state environmental, health and homeland security secretaries to a convening by their deputies to discuss the urgent need for cyber protection in theRead More

EPA announces $5.8 billion for SRFs

EPA announces $5.8 billion for SRFs

March 11, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

As part of the fourth Investing in America tour, Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan recently announced more than $5.8 billion from President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda for states, Tribes and territories to invest in drinkingRead More

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IRS says LSL replacements will not need to be reported as taxable income

March 11, 2024 at 9:07 am 0 comments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will issue an official tax guidance update on March 11 that work done by water service providers to replace lead service lines on private property will not need to be reported as taxable income. The IRS and the U.S. EnvironmentalRead More

Radhika Fox joins Xylem as senior advisor

Radhika Fox joins Xylem as senior advisor

February 29, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Xylem has announced the appointment of Radhika Fox as a senior advisor to the company. Fox most recently served as assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water, leaving that position in February 2024. “Radhika is one of the world’s mostRead More

EPA names new acting water chief

EPA names new acting water chief

February 26, 2024 at 8:45 am 0 comments

The US. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new acting head of the Office of Water as the current assistant administrator, Radhika Fox, exits her post at the end of the month. Bruno Pigott, who currently serves as principal deputy assistant administrator for water,Read More